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[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

I've never heard of hyperbola, what's good about it?

Not surprised that arch rendered itself unusable. It's too open, it easily breaks itself. There's really something to be said for stability over customization, imo

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Its a libre arch based distro. Arch doesn't break itself, systems does. Its became so integrated into arch there's no way to run any other init, lol.

Its too closed actually, customization and stability is key.

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Interesting.

[–]delta24 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Do you have a brief description of what issue caused the system to break? I am running Arch on my laptop and its good to avoid show-stopping issues when possible.

Edit: I found your previous post here: https://saidit.net/s/Linux/comments/24z/my_scary_doomed_first_openrc_attempt/

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I made it slightly farther this time, I had to copy inittab from /etc/openrc to etc. then it booted OK, but it was barely operational. I figured it was a conflict with systemd still starting, so I uninstalled systemd, it seemed to load fast and fine, but I couldn't enter my username or pass.

I tried chrooting into it and reinstalling systemd, but no luck.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (13 children)

Cool it sounds like some of the Parabola guys are involved with Hyperbola, and it's Arch with LTS non-rolling releases. Sounds interesting let us know how it goes.

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (10 children)

Meh, this distro is the worst fuckin pile to ever touch the internet. Idk what to do now, first budgie breaks as I'm configuring it, so I go thru the hassle of irc support trying to figure out what happened.

I tried removing sddm and just setting the system to load budgie upon login, that didn't work. I reinstalled sddm, removed budgie and replaced it with mate, as I'm configuring things, I install git and a few other things so I can install a dkms driver for a realtek WiFi adapter. I get that installed and then mate breaks.

So I installed cinnamon with everything it needs. Tried to login with that, and I can't even get it to load a de now.

So this officially ends my hyperbola venture.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (9 children)

Dang bummer wave. Maybe Parabola with Open RC would be a good fit?

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (8 children)

I was thinking about it, then I found this distro called alfheim Linux. The devs just released the first full version of the distro 2 months ago.

It uses openrc and sysvinit. Its a combination of arch, artix and sparky, it uses a unique fast install script you can modify for your system. Its got a pretty neat package management GUI that updates from the official repos and the aur.

It comes with openbox and comes with a cool Nordic wallpaper set. I think this distro will last a long time.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (7 children)

oh that sounds pretty cool, I'll check it out.

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (6 children)

Yea, its a much more stable distro, especially for being a very new distro.

It also has quite a large screensaver collection

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (5 children)

Screensavers full of pagan symbols? The nordic stuff sounds good. This looks way too bleeding edge for me, but I really like the diversity this guy is trying to bring to linux. Maybe I'll try it on a secondary machine.

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

no rofl, no pagan symbols. yea, i think you'll like the distro :D

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

I had to ask after seeing the first image here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/alfheim-linux/

Hahhaa getting sensitive as I get old I guess.

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

ah lol, are those images satanic? i wouldnt know rly. im not religious, rofl

i just thought the images looked cool, the first one is the gurb boot background :)

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

More on the init-freedom campaign: https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom/

[–]Broken-needles350[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yea, I'm liking the openrc boot, its super fast. I just gotta configure it all